That is correct people. Thailand, the country with a long history of tough drug enforcement is now offering Free Cannabis Clinics. Just another reason to love this Asian country, in case the arts, culture, weather and people weren’t enough. – Dabbin’ Dad
Free Clinic Now Open for Cannabis
Thailand has opened its first full-time clinics for prescribing cannabis oil. The country’s decision to legalize medicinal marijuana came as a surprise given its traditional tough stance on illegal drugs. However, Thailand has been unable to ignore the economic promise of cannabis-based products.
The Bangkok center is the country’s first dedicated cannabis clinic and follows the legalization of medical marijuana in Thailand in 2018.
The clinic offers cannabis oil to treat everything from muscle pains to cancer and had over 400 patients visiting on its first day.
Though the country retains harsh legal penalties for recreational drug use, the Thai government has targeted the medical marijuana industry as a potential source of economic growth and has established its own production facilities.
By 2024, Asia’s medical cannabis market could be worth around $5.8 billion, according to a report published last year by market analyst Prohibition Partners.
There are plans to open a total of 77 cannabis clinics across Thailand, according to the country’s Ministry of Public Health.